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      Special Upgrade 4 Tech Tips   12/27/2016

      Hi all! Now that Upgrade 4 is out and about in large quantities we have now discovered a few SNAFUs that happen out in the scary, real world that is home computing.  Fortunately the rate of problems is extremely small and so far most are easily worked around.  We've identified a few issues that have similar causes which we have clear instructions for work arounds here they are: 1.  CMRT Windows customers need to re-license their original key.  This is a result of improvements to the licensing system which CMBN, CMBS, and CMFB are already using.  To do this launch CMRT with the Upgrade and the first time enter your Engine 4 key.  Exit and then use the "Activate New Products" shortcut in your CMRT folder, then enter your Engine 3 license key.  That should do the trick. 2.  CMRT and CMBN MacOS customers have a similar situation as #2, however the "Activate New Products" is inside the Documents folder in their respective CM folders.  For CMBN you have to go through the process described above for each of your license keys.  There is no special order to follow. 3.  For CMBS and CMFB customers, you need to use the Activate New Products shortcut and enter your Upgrade 4 key.  If you launch the game and see a screen that says "LICENSE FAILURE: Base Game 4.0 is required." that is an indication you haven't yet gone through that procedure.  Provided you had a properly functioning copy before installing the Upgrade, that should be all you need to do.  If in the future you have to install from scratch on a new system you'll need to do the same procedure for both your original license key and your Upgrade 4.0 key. 4.  There's always a weird one and here it is.  A few Windows users are not getting "Activate New Products" shortcuts created during installation.  Apparently anti-virus software is preventing the installer from doing its job.  This might not be a problem right now, but it will prove to be an issue at some point in the future.  The solution is to create your own shortcut using the following steps: Disable your anti-virus software before you do anything. Go to your Desktop, right click on the Desktop itself, select NEW->SHORTCUT, use BROWSE to locate the CM EXE that you are trying to fix. The location is then written out. After it type in a single space and then paste this:

      -showui

      Click NEXT and give your new Shortcut a name (doesn't matter what). Confirm that and you're done. Double click on the new Shortcut and you should be prompted to license whatever it is you need to license. At this time we have not identified any issues that have not been worked around.  Let's hope it stays that way Steve
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      Forum Reorganization   10/12/2017

      We've reorganized our Combat Mission Forums to reflect the fact that most of you are now running Engine 4 and that means you're all using the same basic code.  Because of that, there's no good reason to have the discussion about Combat Mission spread out over 5 separate sets of Forums.  There is now one General Discussion area with Tech Support and Scenario/Mod Tips sub forums.  The Family specific Tech Support Forums have been moved to a new CM2 Archives area and frozen in place. You might also notice we dropped the "x" from distinguishing between the first generation of CM games and the second.  The "x" was reluctantly adopted back in 2005 or so because at the time we had the original three CM games on European store shelves entitled CM1, CM2, and CM3 (CMBO, CMBB, and CMAK).  We didn't want to cause confusion so we added the "x".  Time has moved on and we have to, so the "x" is now gone from our public vocabulary as it has been from our private vocabulary for quite a while already.  Side note, Charles *NEVER* used the "x" so now we're all speaking the same language as him.  Which is important since he is the one programming them
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It was at 7:30 PM EST (GMT -5). Don't know if anyone's remembered this game other than you and me. I've been busy in the Steel Beasts community after everyone just disappeared in November.

And I can make it. :)

\o/ Though, admittedly, my first thought was "Ut oh, a human! He's gonna kick my behind". You didn't quite manage :-P

Tell me more about steel beasts?

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It's a armored warfare simulation of a battle between the Soviet Union and NATO forces from the late 1980's on. They're hard at work on a patch to it that will introduce new vehicles and other nice stuff. Here's the link to the site:

http://www.steelbeasts.com/

Take a look at the forums, you'll find a thread about the upcoming patch. This sim has a steep learning curve, though it's mild compared to other sims, but it's worth it for sheer immersion. There's no other equivalent out there, which is why the majority of Europe's armies use it.

There are 2 virtual units (VUs), or armies as other gamers would call them, the Steel Beasts Generals (the VU I'm in right now), and Panzer Battalion 911 (a German community). My involvement with the Generals means I won't be able to play DropTeam regularly. :( But they're a impressive group, and I'm glad I got into them and the game.

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Hi guys. Apart from not finding anybody online anymore, I´ve also found it more difficult to free up enough time for computergames other than a quick half our of FPS or trackmania here and there.

I think I´ll let DropTeam die peacefully and wait for Dropteam2.

I´m considering giving CMSF a second chance now that it appears that online play works.

Anywho I won´t erase DT from my harddrive, just in case there is a grand reunion :)

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;1116705']Hi guys. Apart from not finding anybody online anymore, I´ve also found it more difficult to free up enough time for computergames other than a quick half our of FPS or trackmania here and there.

I think I´ll let DropTeam die peacefully and wait for Dropteam2.

I´m considering giving CMSF a second chance now that it appears that online play works.

Anywho I won´t erase DT from my harddrive, just in case there is a grand reunion :)

I think we should wait for DT2 too, but I'll keep watching in the event there is a grand reunion. And I'll email Clay and ask him how DT2 is coming along.

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Hey guys. I've been too busy myself for much online gameplay lately. The two years or so that the Sunday afternoon battle was going on provided some great times with good friends, but time marches on. Anyway, I too will be waiting for the day DT2 drops and look forward to seeing you guys on the battlefield once again...someday.

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Am still around too but recently been hard to make the scheduled times; drop by the server occaisonally see if anyone's around but no luck at mo. This Wednesday definitley out but might try and make a Monday morning sometime soon - [that's sunday night zulu]

cheers

MiR

PS Happy 2009 everybody

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Hello all. I also haven't been able to make the Sunday or Wednesday games for a while, and I have to say I feel guilty because I ducked out before a lot of you did. I would love to get back playing, and I honestly think I could pull off Sundays again, but so far only 5 people (not counting me) have posted here. I started skipping games when we started getting to only 4 people a round or so; it just didn't get interesting enough without many humans. (Also, I lost some spirit after my ill-fated attempt to install DT on Linux.) If enough people post here and think they can keep playing, I will definitely join in, and I'll be checking the forums or even watching for people online on Sundays. Unfortunately, unless we can muster more than 6 players at most, I think that as much as I hate to say it I will have to also give DropTeam an honorable retirement and look forward to seeing you all when DT2 lands.

Phonan

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